9-5-13 7:00 AM EDT | Email Article

Phoenix colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is pleased to announce that it is a finalist for the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Award. Presented by the Arizona Technology Council in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Award recognizes companies and people impacting the lives of many through inspiration and innovation in the state of Arizona.

“It truly is an honor to be selected as a finalist for this award,” said Stuart Levinsky, general manager of the Western region for CyrusOne. “Arizona is a leader in providing colocation services that help CIOs meet the growing challenge of managing, storing, and distributing data. Our Phoenix data center continues to expand, and it plays a critical role in the growth of the CyrusOne National Internet Exchange. We’re thrilled that the Arizona Technology Council sees the importance of our vision and what it means for the state.”

“Phoenix is the first data center built from the ground up using CyrusOne’s innovative Massively Modular facility engineering approach, which optimizes data center space, scalability, and costs,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “This type of innovation is what is driving our industry forward and creating the type of jobs that we need to sustain economic vitality. We congratulate CyrusOne on their recognition as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is the Arizona Technology Council’s annual awards gala in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority that honors technology leaders and innovators from across the state. Award winners are to be announced at the 10th anniversary of the event on Nov. 14.

Delivering a Best-in-Class Data Center with Robust Connectivity

CyrusOne’s Phoenix data center is part of a master-planned campus built on 56 acres of land in the technology corridor just outside of Phoenix in Chandler, Ariz., which includes top technology companies such as Intel, eBay, GoDaddy, and others. Upon completion, it is expected to be one of the largest and most energy-efficient multi-tenant data centers in the country, with a facility footprint of nearly 1,000,000 square feet and power capacity of 100 megawatts delivered from an onsite substation.

Phoenix customers also have access to the CyrusOne National IX, which marries low-cost robust connectivity with the scale of a wholesale colocation solutions provider by virtually linking a dozen CyrusOne facilities in five metropolitan markets (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Phoenix). As a result, CyrusOne customers have an opportunity to go beyond the benefits of a single data center and efficiently architect a data center platform for their production or disaster recovery solution using multiple data centers connected by powerful, low-cost connectivity.

Moreover, the CyrusOne National IX provides customers with the opportunity to drive additional revenue by improving their immediately addressable market, to reduce expenses with a lower-cost option for point-to-point connectivity between data centers, and to improve service quality through higher levels of resiliency.

CyrusOne operates 25 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs. The company is renowned for exceptional service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.

For more information about CyrusOne, call 1-866-CYRUSONE (1-866-297-8766) or visit www.cyrusone.com. Connect with us on Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 550 customers, including nine of the global Fortune 20 and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s Internet interconnection platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 25 data centers worldwide.

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation, and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums, and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees, and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit www.aztechcouncil.org.

About the Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, and create. Recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. Visit AzCommerce.com for more information.

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